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Gerald Laird

Gerald Lee Laird

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: November 13, 1979 in Westminster, CA
High Schools: La Quinta HS (Westminster, CA), Westlake HS (Westlake Village, CA)
School: Cypress College (Cypress, CA)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round of the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed June 1, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 30, 2003 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Tigers/Braves/Cardinals 2003-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 2 yrs/$3M (13-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.077, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Scott Boras, previously: Alan Meersand [*]
Relatives: Brother of Brandon Laird
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2014 Spring Training

Year Tm Age GS G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB OppQual
2014 ATL 34 12 28 26 1 4 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 5 .154 .214 .346 .560 9 2 0 0 0 0 9.1

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2003 23 TEX AL 19 50 44 9 12 2 1 1 4 0 0 5 11 .273 .360 .432 .792 100 19 2 1 0 0 0 2
2004 24 TEX AL 49 168 147 20 33 6 0 1 16 0 1 12 35 .224 .287 .286 .572 46 42 5 2 4 3 0 2
2005 25 TEX AL 13 42 40 7 9 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 7 .225 .262 .350 .612 58 14 1 0 0 0 0 2/9
2006 26 TEX AL 78 260 243 46 72 20 1 7 22 3 1 12 54 .296 .332 .473 .805 105 115 7 2 1 2 0 2/D9
2007 27 TEX AL 120 448 407 48 91 18 3 9 47 6 2 30 103 .224 .278 .349 .627 64 142 3 2 5 4 1 *2/7
2008 28 TEX AL 95 381 344 54 95 24 0 6 41 2 4 23 63 .276 .329 .398 .727 92 137 5 6 4 4 2 2/D5
2009 29 DET AL 135 477 413 49 93 23 2 4 33 5 0 40 68 .225 .306 .320 .626 65 132 11 10 10 4 0 *2/3
2010 30 DET AL 89 299 270 22 56 11 0 5 25 3 1 18 57 .207 .263 .304 .567 53 82 7 3 6 2 0 2
2011 31 STL NL 37 108 95 11 22 7 1 1 12 1 1 9 19 .232 .302 .358 .660 83 34 3 1 2 1 3 2/3D
2012 32 DET AL 63 191 174 24 49 8 1 2 11 0 0 14 21 .282 .337 .374 .710 92 65 4 1 1 1 0 2/D
2013 33 ATL NL 47 141 121 12 34 8 0 1 13 1 1 14 23 .281 .367 .372 .739 102 45 4 3 2 1 0 2
2014 34 ATL NL 4 13 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 /2
12 Yrs 749 2578 2310 302 568 129 9 38 228 21 11 180 465 .246 .306 .359 .665 75 829 52 31 35 22 6
162 Game Avg. 162 558 500 65 123 28 2 8 49 5 2 39 101 .246 .306 .359 .665 75 179 11 7 8 5 1
TEX (6 yrs) 374 1349 1225 184 312 72 5 25 134 11 8 84 273 .255 .306 .383 .689 79 469 23 13 14 13 3
DET (3 yrs) 287 967 857 95 198 42 3 11 69 8 1 72 146 .231 .299 .326 .625 67 279 22 14 17 7 0
ATL (2 yrs) 51 154 133 12 36 8 0 1 13 1 1 15 27 .271 .355 .353 .709 94 47 4 3 2 1 0
STL (1 yr) 37 108 95 11 22 7 1 1 12 1 1 9 19 .232 .302 .358 .660 83 34 3 1 2 1 3
AL (9 yrs) 661 2316 2082 279 510 114 8 36 203 19 9 156 419 .245 .303 .359 .663 74 748 45 27 31 20 3
NL (3 yrs) 88 262 228 23 58 15 1 2 25 2 2 24 46 .254 .333 .355 .689 89 81 7 4 4 2 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2003 23 TEX AL 19 50 1 -0 -0 0 1 1 0.1 2 3 0.3 .507 .501 0.3 0.1 3 2
2004 24 TEX AL 49 168 -12 1 -0 6 3 -3 -0.2 6 4 0.3 .494 .498 -0.3 0.9 -2 $300,000 2
2005 25 TEX AL 13 42 -1 -0 -0 -1 1 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.1 .484 .499 0.0 -0.0 1 2/9
2006 26 TEX AL 78 260 2 -0 -0 1 4 6 0.6 10 16 1.5 .507 .504 1.5 0.5 15 $332,330 2/D9
2007 27 TEX AL 120 448 -21 2 0 13 7 1 0.2 17 18 1.8 .501 .501 0.5 2.0 5 $400,322 *2/7
2008 28 TEX AL 95 381 -3 -2 0 3 5 4 0.5 14 18 1.9 .504 .502 1.5 0.9 15 $1,600,000 2/D5
2009 29 DET AL 135 477 -20 3 0 6 8 -3 -0.2 18 15 1.5 .498 .498 0.9 1.4 9 $2,800,000 *2/3
2010 30 DET AL 89 299 -19 0 0 -3 5 -17 -1.7 11 -6 -0.6 .480 .489 -0.3 0.2 -2 $3,950,000 2
2011 31 STL NL 37 108 -4 -1 -0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .485 .497 -0.0 -0.1 0 $1,000,000 2/3D
2012 32 DET AL 63 191 -3 -0 -0 -5 3 -5 -0.6 7 2 0.1 .491 .497 0.7 -0.2 7 $1,000,000 2/D
2013 33 ATL NL 47 141 2 -0 0 -2 2 2 0.1 5 6 0.6 .504 .501 0.8 -0.0 8 $1,500,000 2
2014 34 ATL NL 4 13 -2 -0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -1 -0.1 .459 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 $1,500,000 /2
12 Seasons 749 2578 -80 1 -1 16 41 -23 -2.1 95 72 7.0 .497 .499 5.4 5.8 56 $14,382,652
TEX (6 yrs) 374 1349 -35 -0 -1 22 21 7 1.0 51 57 5.8 .502 .501 3.5 4.4 36 $2,632,652
DET (3 yrs) 287 967 -41 2 0 -2 16 -25 -2.4 36 11 1.0 .491 .495 1.3 1.4 13 $7,750,000
ATL (2 yrs) 51 154 0 -0 0 -2 2 0 -0.0 5 5 0.4 .500 .501 0.7 -0.0 7 $3,000,000
STL (1 yr) 37 108 -4 -1 -0 -2 1 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.2 .485 .497 -0.0 -0.1 0 $1,000,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 31 STL NL NLDS PHI W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 STL NL NLCS MIL W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 31 STL NL WS TEX W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 32 DET AL ALDS OAK W 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 1 0 0 0
2012 32 DET AL ALCS NYY W 2 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 32 DET AL WS SFG L 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 33 ATL NL NLDS LAD L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 11 23 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .045 .087 .045 .132 1 0 1 0 0 0
2 NLDS 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .167 .000 .167 0 0 1 0 0 0
1 NLCS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 2 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 WS 4 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2003 TEX AL 23 C 16 12 11 111.0 74 65 8 1 2 .986 1 0 11 0 5.92 4.56 .991 6.79 6.72 1 4 4 3 43% 30% 0
2004 TEX AL 24 C 49 46 42 397.0 299 275 19 5 6 .983 3 6 9 19 6.66 6.00 .992 7.12 7.07 6 11 17 14 45% 32% 1
2005 TEX AL 25 C 13 11 9 99.0 69 61 5 3 2 .957 -1 -1 -12 -10 6.00 5.08 .992 6.79 6.72 1 3 8 3 27% 30% 0
2005 TEX AL 25 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -120 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2005 TEX AL 25 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -120 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2006 TEX AL 26 C 71 65 63 578.1 428 392 30 6 5 .986 6 2 12 5 6.57 5.94 .992 7.09 6.99 5 15 25 21 46% 30% 0
2006 TEX AL 26 DH 1 0
2006 TEX AL 26 OF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -420 -600 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
2006 TEX AL 26 RF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -420 -600 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.20
2007 TEX AL 27 C 119 114 104 987.1 762 675 75 12 13 .984 9 13 11 16 6.84 6.30 .991 7.28 7.20 9 33 59 39 40% 27% 1
2007 TEX AL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2007 TEX AL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
2008 TEX AL 28 C 88 86 80 753.0 566 523 35 8 7 .986 -1 3 -2 5 6.67 6.34 .991 7.26 7.19 6 30 53 21 28% 27% 0
2008 TEX AL 28 DH 5 4
2008 TEX AL 28 3B 2 1 1 10.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 24 0 2.70 1.50 .957 2.70 2.70
2009 DET AL 29 C 135 123 111 1090.1 925 844 78 3 7 .997 14 6 15 7 7.61 6.83 .992 7.48 7.39 9 36 59 42 42% 26% 2
2009 DET AL 29 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.00
2010 DET AL 30 C 87 76 64 670.2 573 516 52 5 5 .991 2 -3 4 -5 7.62 6.53 .990 7.44 7.37 5 34 58 30 34% 26% 0
2011 STL NL 31 C 31 23 19 213.0 197 182 12 3 1 .985 0 -2 0 -11 8.20 6.26 .992 7.98 7.96 3 6 16 4 20% 28% 0
2011 STL NL 31 1B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.30
2011 STL NL 31 DH 1 0
2012 DET AL 32 C 56 49 42 429.0 419 393 22 4 2 .990 -2 -5 -6 -13 8.71 7.41 .993 7.99 7.94 2 14 42 10 19% 25% 0
2012 DET AL 32 DH 2 2
2013 ATL NL 33 C 40 33 30 294.1 257 241 16 0 6 1.000 3 -2 12 -8 7.86 6.43 .993 8.10 8.10 1 16 16 9 36% 28% 1
2014 ATL NL 34 C 3 3 3 26.0 24 22 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 8.31 8.00 .989 8.90 8.90 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons C 708 641 578 5649.0 4593 4189 354 50 56 .989 34 19 7 4 7.24 6.42 .992 7.42 7.36 48 202 357 196 35% 27% 5
3 Seasons OF 3 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -240 -300 0.00 0.00 2.48 2.30
2 Seasons 1B 2 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .990 9.00 9.15
1 Season 3B 2 1 1 10.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 24 0 2.70 1.50 .957 2.70 2.70
2 Seasons RF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -320 -400 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.15
1 Season LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
12 Seasons TOT 715 642 579 5665.0 4598 4191 357 50 57 .989 33 18 7 3 7.23 6.36 .992 7.41 7.33 48 202 357 196 35% 27% 5
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Defensive WARs c a p y
2007 AL  2.0 (7th)
Active  5.8 (49th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2009 AL  10 (7th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2009 AL  10 (8th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
2009 AL  135 (1st)
Active  708 (13th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
2009 AL  844 (4th)
Active  4,189 (17th)

Assists as C s c a p y
2007 AL  75 (1st)
2009 AL  78 (1st)
2010 AL  52 (3rd)
Active  354 (10th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
2007 AL  12 (2nd)
2008 AL  8 (5th)
Active  50 (8th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2007 AL  13 (2nd)
2009 AL  7 (3rd)
2010 AL  5 (4th)
Active  56 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2007 AL  9 (3rd)
2009 AL  9 (2nd)
Active  48 (9th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
Active  357 (14th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
2007 AL  39 (2nd)
2009 AL  42 (1st)
2010 AL  30 (3rd)
Active  196 (7th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2006 AL  45.7 (2nd)
2007 AL  39.8 (4th)
2009 AL  41.6 (2nd)
Active  35.4 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
2006 AL  6 (2nd)
2007 AL  9 (3rd)
2009 AL  14 (1st)
Active  34 (6th)
Career  34 (36th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
Active  7.24 (19th)
Career  7.24 (48th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
Active  6.42 (22nd)
Career  6.42 (61st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2009 AL  .997 (1st)
Active  .989 (21st)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 2 (2787), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (212th), 7.0 career WAR/7.9 7yr-peak WAR/7.5 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200424Texas Rangers$300,0004/7/04 AP
200626Texas Rangers$332,330
200727Texas Rangers$400,322
200828Texas Rangers$1,600,000
200929Detroit Tigers$2,800,000
201030Detroit Tigers$3,950,000
201131St. Louis Cardinals$1,000,000
201232Detroit Tigers$1,000,000contracts
201333Atlanta Braves$1,500,000contracts
201434Atlanta Braves$1,500,000
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,382,652
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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